Core overshoot and convection in δ Scuti and γ Doradus stars
1 Physics Department, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, E4L 1C6, Canada
2 XTD-NTA, MS T-082 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 87545, USA
Published online: 8 September 2017
The effects of rotation on pulsation in δ Scuti and γ Doradus stars are poorly understood. Stars in this mass range span the transition from convective envelopes to convective cores, and realistic models of convection are thus a key part of understanding these stars. In this work, we use 2D asteroseismic modelling of 5 stars observed with the Kepler spacecraft to provide constraints on the age, mass, rotation rate, and convective core overshoot. We use Period04 to calculate the frequencies based on short cadence Kepler observations of five γ Doradus and δ Scuti stars. We fit these stars with rotating models calculated using MESA and adiabatic pulsation frequencies calculated with GYRE. Comparison of these models with the pulsation frequencies of three stars observed with Kepler allowed us to place constraints on the age, mass, and rotation rate of these stars. All frequencies not identified as possible combinations were compared to theoretical frequencies calculated using models including the effects of rotation and overshoot. The best fitting models for all five stars are slowly rotating at the best fitting age and have moderate convective core overshoot. In this work, we will discuss the results of the frequency extraction and fitting process.
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